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    Steps to Starting Your Interior Design Firm

    Interested in starting your very own design firm? A big venture like creating your own design business could have you rolling in cash, working your own set hours...or pulling your hair out. Here are some tips to keep your endeavors profitable, stimulating and most of all fun! Work for a design firm and gain experience. One of the best ways to ...
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    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer

    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer
    An open letter to the next generation of designers, part II. Part 1 of this letter was published last week. Here is part 2 and the second 10 things you ought to pay attention to as you build your design career. 1. Never stop learning While I use most of my projects as learning vehicles, I find that this isn’t enough. ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in the Arts

    What to Expect from a Career in the Arts
    h4. Artists and Related Workers Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in the arts. # Nature of the Work # Working Conditions # "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/315 # Employment # Job Outlook # Earnings # Related Occupations # Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] h4. Significant Points About 63 percent of artists and related workers ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in Curating/Registry

    What to Expect from a Career in Curating/Registry
    h4. Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in curating and architecture. # Nature of the Work # Working Conditions # "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com:8080/education/articles/317 # Employment # Job Outlook # Earnings # Related Occupations # Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] h4. Significant Points Most worked in museums, historical sites, ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in Graphic Design

    What to Expect from a Career in Graphic Design
    h4. Graphic Designers Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in graphic design. Nature of the Work Working Conditions "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/319 Employment Job Outlook Earnings Related Occupations Sources of Additional Information h4. Significant Points Among the five design occupations, graphic designers are expected to have the most new jobs through 2014; however, job ...
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    10 Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be

    An open letter to the next generation of designers, part 1. Everyone has moments in their career when they look back and think, “If I had only known then what I know now....” After 15-plus years as a designer and design researcher at places like IBM, Trilogy, M3 Design, and now frog design, I know I certainly have. Which is ...
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    8 Steps to Becoming a Fashion Designer

    8 Steps to Becoming a Fashion Designer
    Are you thinking of becoming a fashion designer? Like Halston, Lagerfeld, and de la Renta, you’ll be creating way more than just art – you’ll be creating art people live their lives in. And while some may think fashion and appearance are superficial, you know that what you do helps people present themselves to the world, get hired, impress a first ...
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    Step One: Recognize Your Design Abilities

    Step One: Recognize Your Design Abilities
    You’ve got talent! You have great ideas about how to communicate something visually. You are interested in computers and like to look at how websites and logos are designed. You enjoy art and design classes. You play with imaging software to make images look better and create your own animations, characters, or fashions. You are thinking about a career in design. ...
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    Step Four: Identify Lacking Design Skills

    Step Four: Identify Lacking Design Skills
    What Skills Do You Need? Look at the skills that you have and the skills that you will need to acquire to become the designer that you want to be. These skills will include leaning new software and principles of good design such as: color, spatial relationships, and typography. It will also be helpful to you to know about the history ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming an Architect

    5 Steps to Becoming an Architect
    Lots of careers can make a difference in a community, but none quite in the same way as the field of architecture. An architects’ main responsibility is to design functional buildings, but that’s just scratching the surface. Architects are vital in the way that cities, towns and individual buildings look and operate. They need to be able to understand building codes ...
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    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps

    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps
    It seems like these days everyone is using a photography app for the their smartphones to make their digital photos more artistic and creative. But with all the photo apps out there, how do you know which app is right for you? Lucky for you, we’ve broken down the most popular apps into pros, cons, and pricing, so you can figure ...
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    Connecting With Your Fashion Customers

    Connecting With Your Fashion Customers
    The Art of Emotional Branding Marketing the iPhone is not the exact same as marketing fashion. But I do have to take a second to tip my hat to the amazing marketing job those folks have done over there at Apple. Our industry, for the most part, isn’t about week long lines and switching networks or the general fiasco that preceded ...
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    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Design

    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Design
    Having researched the possibilities in the arts, think of which areas interest you most. Research how much art professions usually pay. Median Annual Salary Median annual earnings of salaried photographers were $26,170 in 2006. Median annual earnings of Illustrators were $49,170 in 2006. Mean annual earnings of Graphic Designers were $43,830 in 2006.[widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] Mean annual earnings of Fashion Designers were $69,270 ...
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    Photographer

    Photographer
    h4. Job Description Photography is an infant in the world of visual arts. It has only been in existence for a few hundred years. However, it has made a name for itself within the expanding world of the visual arts. Originally, photography was limited by the boundaries of visual reality. With time, professionals in the field have tested the rules of ...
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    Relaxation Tips for Over-Worked Creatives

    Relaxation Tips for Over-Worked Creatives
    There are few things that I can say to my fellow create-on-demand pros that broadly applies, but of this statement I feel pretty confident: we are busy. We’re not busy in the sense that we have a lot to do, but we’re busy in the sense that we have a lot on our minds. We are typically conceptually mulling over several ...
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    10 Secrets Every New Artist Should Know

    10 Secrets Every New Artist Should Know
    Being a professional artist is as much about tenacity as it is about talent. Just because you have the creative ability to mold perception and shape moods using color, light, and sound, doesn’t mean you have what it takes to make it as an artist. In fact, being creative and being talented is rarely very lucrative. So what are the 10 ...
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    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!

    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!
    The National Council of Interior Designers Qualification is an independent, nonprofit organization which protects the health and safety of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. The NCIDQ created an exam for professional interior designers. In addition to education requirements and experience, passing the NCIDQ Exam represents competency in business procedures, business ethics and communication ...
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    Printmaking

    Printmaking
    h4. Job Description: Printmaking is an art which involves the transferring of an image from one surface (such as an inked plate) to another (such as paper, fabric, metal or wood). The art finds its strength in its artistic value and its ability to be replicated, contributing greatly to the definition of world cultures. One will find alternative printmaking techniques as ...
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    Is Research a Crucial Part of Good Design?

    Is Research a Crucial Part of  Good Design?
    To do our best work, designers must have a full understanding of the problem to solve the issues at hand. Doing upfront research is a pivotal step in the upfront design process. We must get to know the industry landscape to ensure the creative product will be unique and marketable for our clients. Our clients bring industry expertise to the table ...
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    Job Profile: Costume Designer

    *THE JOB* *Costume designers are responsible* for the costumes needed for theatrical productions. They assess the condition of what's available, and then select, procure, fit, alter and clean costumes for cast members. *This job involves being a bit of an historian,* because costume designers spend many hours reviewing fashions of historical periods and characters to be portrayed. *They also review scripts ...
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